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Waste water treatment
water that has been used in homes, industries, and businesses that is not for reuse unless it is treated.
Waste water treatment- return flow
water returned to the environment by wastewater-treatment facilities.
Water activity: aw.
Qualitatively, aw is a measure of unbound, free water in a system, available to support biological and chemical reactions. Water activity affects microorganisms survival and reproduction, enzymes, and chemical reactions. The water activity of a substance is quantitatively equal to the vapor pressure of the substance divided by the vapor pressure of pure water (both measured at the same temperature). Measurements range from 0.00 (dry) to 1.00 (pure water).
the circuit of water movement from the oceans to the atmosphere and to the Earth and return to the atmosphere through various stages or processes such as precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, percolation, storage, evaporation, and transportation.
Water phase salt
Measure of percent salt based on an analysis of the water phase of the tissue of a product, as opposed to the percent salt based on an analysis of the surface of a product. Used primarily in the fish industry.
The physical property predicting the direction in which water will flow, governed by solute concentration and applied pressure.
a term used to describe the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water, usually in respect to its suitability for a particular purpose.
the land area that drains water to a particular stream, river, or lake. It is a land feature that can be identified by tracing a line along the highest elevations between two areas on a map, often a ridge. Large watersheds, like the Mississippi River basin contain thousands of smaller watersheds.
the top of the water surface in the saturated part of an aquifer.
water that is used for a specific purpose, such as for domestic use, irrigation, or industrial processing. Water use pertains to human's interaction with and influence on the hydrologic cycle, and includes elements, such as water withdrawal from surface- and ground-water sources, water delivery to homes and businesses, consumptive use of water, water released from wastewater-treatment plants, water returned to the environment, and instream uses, such as using water to produce hydroelectric power.
Nutrients that dissolve in water. These include vitamin C and the B vitamins.
an electrical energy unit of measure equal to one watt of power supplied to, or taken from, an electrical circuit steadily for one hour.
Physical component of a microwave system that guides the microwaves from magnetron to the cavity where the food is heated. When applied in the form of pulses, it reverses the charge for each pulse and pulse intensity gradually decreases.
The distance between crests of waves, such as those of the electromagnetic spectrum. A wavelength is the linear distance which is traversed by one complete wave cycle of electromagnetic energy.
A mathematical framework of signal analysis/synthesis.
A substance that only partially ionizes in aqueous solution.
Wechsler Intelligence Scales/Tests:
Any of of a series of verbal and performance Weschler tests widely used in school systems. These include: Weschler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSE), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised) (WISC-R), and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (Revised) (WAIS-R).
1. The force on an object due to the gravitational pull of a planet or other heavenly body.
A technique for visualization of antibodies directed against viral proteins that have been separated using some form of gel electrophoresis. A technique for analyzing mixtures of proteins to show the presence, size and abundance of one particular type of protein. Similar to Southern or Northern blotting (see "Blotting"), except that (1) a protein mixture is electrophoresed in an acrylamide gel, and (2) the "probe" is an antibody which recognizes the protein of interest, followed by a radioactive secondary probe (such as 125I-protein A).
A signal made up by mixing waves of all frequencies, with equal energy at all frequencies. (In practise this may often mean all frequencies in the audible range or all frequencies in the visible range).
Whole cell configuration for patch clamp recordings
See Patch clamp recordings
The set of numbers that includes zero and all of the natural numbers.
Wild type (wt)
A term referring to the natural genetic form of an organism; An individual with the normal phenotype. A wild type is distinguished from a mutant form (an organism with a genetic mutation) usually based on a single mutation. Note, that within a population of an organism, there is no such thing as a wild type. The term, however, is useful for genetic manipulation studies because it allows a simple definition of a standard or control condition.
A childhood kidney cancer caused by the inactivation of a tumour suppressor gene.
The term can refer to thin diameter, fully flexible wires with minimal resistance to bending or thicker diameter wires, such as K-wires, that can be used as rigid fixation devices.
Behavior characterized by reduced interest in or contact with other people, and can include absence of speech, regression to babyhood, exhibition of many fears, depression, and refusing contacts with other people.
An experimental design in which each animal acts as its own control.
A violation of the base-pairing rules in that third nucleotide (5' end) of a tRNA anticodon can form hydrogen bonds with more than one kind of base in the third position (3' end) of a codon. The ability of certain bases at the third position of an anticodon in tRNA to form hydrogen bonds in various ways, causing alignment with several possible codons.
Hard, inanimate object that you throw at a wabbit.
The amount of energy transferred to a system.